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LitStack Review: High Stakes – A Wild Cards Novel edited by George R. R. Martin and Melinda M. Snodgrass

High Stakes:  A Wild Cards Novel George R. R. Martin and Melinda M. Snodgrass, editors Tor Books Release Date:  August 30, 2016 ISBN 978-0-7653-3562-3 In 1983, author George R. R. Martin was given a birthday gift:  SuperWorld, a roleplaying game. For two years, he and his Albuquerque gaming circle obsessed over building characters that then […]

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LitStack Review: Ninth City Burning by J. Patrick Black

Ninth City Burning J. Patrick Black Ace Release Date:  September 6, 2016 ISBN 978-1-1019-9144-2 This is our future – one that is unrecognizable. That it is our future is inconsequential. It’s not clear why some people are fontani and most others are not. What is clear is that those who are fontani are the defenders […]

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LitStack Review: Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee

Ninefox Gambit Yoon Ha Lee Solaris Release Date:  June 14, 2016 ISBN 978-1-78108-449-6 This is what you get when you let a mathematician write science fiction. Ninefox Gambit is military science fiction unlike anything else I’ve ever read. This is a good thing. Most of the military science fiction I’ve read seems a heckuva lot […]

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LitStack Review: Bloodline by Claudia Gray

Bloodline Claudia Gray Release Date: May 3, 2016 Del Rey ISBN-10: 0345511360 Claudia Gray can tell a Star Wars story. I got this book from the library shortly before Carrie Fisher fell ill. I had been meaning to read it since its publication and had been looking forward to it since finishing Claudia Gray’s previous […]

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LitStack Review: The Burning Light by Bradley P. Beaulieu and Rob Ziegler

The Burning Light Bradley P. Beaulieu and Rob Ziegler Tor.com Release Date:  November 1, 2016 ISBN 978-0-7653-9086-8 New York City. The future. Manhattan is flooded, some buildings still tenable, but many abandoned, rusted and moldy, full of squatters and junkies. Transport moves via watercraft. Worldwide, humanity relies on mind-linking networks to communicate. And then there […]

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LitStack Review: Babylon’s Ashes by James S. A. Corey

Babylon’s Ashes James S. A. Corey Orbit Books Release Date:  December 6, 2016 ISBN 978-0-3163-3474-7 NOTE:  Babylon’s Ashes is the sixth book of James S. A. Corey’s superlative The Expanse series (out of a planned nine volumes). Before reading any further, realize that it’s virtually impossible to review book #6 without including spoilers for earlier […]

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LitStack Review: After Atlas by Emma Newman

After Atlas Emma Newman Roc Release Date:  November 8, 2016 ISBN 978-0-425282-40-3 Last year, Emma Newman’s novel, Planetfall, chronicled the aftermath of an interstellar expedition whose participants thought they had found the resting place of God. Led by the unshakable faith of the genius scientist known as the Pathfinder, a thousand people left behind their […]